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London Welsh AGM 22 May 7.30 pm - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

London Welsh AGM 22 May 7.30 pm - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

By Jonathan Shankland
17 May
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London Welsh RFC looking forwards and backwards in exciting times! KEY INFORMATION CLUB AGM

We are looking forward to welcoming the extended London Welsh Family to Old Deer Park on Wednesday 22 May at 7.30 for our AGM.

On the evening you will hear from the London Welsh Board of Directors as they set out their agenda and exciting developments for year 3 of the 5 year plan in the 19/20 season. There will also be some very exciting news on pre-season and the fixtures that are in place.

Some house keeping that the Board would like to put to the membership prior to the AGM in relation to changes in the management structure:

1. Club Stalwart and Chairman since 2017, Gwyn Williams has stepped down as Chairman of London Welsh as of 15/05/2019. Gwyn will remain a key figure in the London Welsh family and has overseen the first two seasons of the 5 year plan with great success. However, Gwyn feels that the time is right for a new figurehead.

Under the Articles of the London Welsh RFC corporate entity (London Welsh Amateur RFC ltd) any member may by email to nominate a replacement Chairman and also a replacement Vice Chairman and Honorary Secretary by 5pm on Tuesday 21 May. A vote will be taken on a replacement in each of these roles during the AGM.

The London Welsh Board has nominated (and recommends) long standing club man, current Vice Chairman and Head of Men’s Rugby, Danny Griffiths as replacement Chairman. The Board has also nominated Haydn Parry (of the LW supporters club and a current Director) to fill the role of Vice Chairman.

Michael Talbot intends to continue as Honorary Club Secretary.

2. The current London Welsh Board of Directors consists of the following: Danny Griffiths (Current Vice Chairman and Head of Men’s Rugby), Michael Talbot (Honorary Secretary), Richard Brundle (Finance Officer), Gareth Vaughan Jones (Head of Youth and Mini Rugby), David Brunsdon (Safeguarding Officer), Tim Boag, Jonathan Shankland (proposed new Head of Men’s Rugby), Haydn Parry (Supporters Club Representative and proposed new Vice Chairman) and Peter Lowe (1st XV Manager).

All of the above stand for re-election and are recommended by the Board to the membership for agreement by vote.

Ruth Barton (current Head of Women’s Rugby) is proposed as an addition to the Board and this will also be voted at the AGM.

The above leadership team has been together since the tough times of 2017 and has collectively overseen the success and consolidation since that period. The individual Directors all have a long standing relationship, connection and involvement with london Welsh spanning back decades. The Board is rejuvenated and galvanised following the success of the last two seasons and remain proactively committed to the stated goals set out in the 5 year plan.

If there are any questions on the above points, or on the proposed format for the AGM, then please do raise these at by 5pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

We look forward to seeing you all on the evening of the 22nd and a throughout what promises to be another pivotal but successful season at London Welsh RFC.

The Board of Directors

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